Tuffy Mentor Alternator Replacement Service in Mentor

September 30, 2021

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Mentor is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane depar... More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Tuffy Mentor

September 29, 2021

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Mentor for a check up.In today's Tuffy Mentor auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Mentor residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the ... More

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

September 28, 2021

When Mentor drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Mentor drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and st... More

Introduction to Diesels for Mentor, Ohio

September 27, 2021

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Mentor, Ohio, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Ohio are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel ... More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Mentor in Mentor

September 26, 2021

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Mentor drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

September 26, 2021

Mentor drivers know that if their air conditioning system isnt making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubr... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

September 19, 2021

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Know Your Towing Limits in Mentor

September 12, 2021

Some Mentor drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Mentor, you should be aware of safety issues, Ohio towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe towin... More

Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

September 5, 2021

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More